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Kenneth Kam Outstanding Community Service Leadership Award

In December 2016, Mr Kenneth Kam, a Capital Appreciation Strategist of his own company FX2.asia, pledged an endowed gift of S$75,000 to Duke-NUS Medical School to establish the Kenneth Kam Outstanding Community Service Leadership Award.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of S$1,000 and a certificate will be awarded annually to a graduating Doctor of Medicine (MD) student with good academic standing and who best demonstrates an outstanding track record in leadership in community service, which may occur in school-sponsored or external projects.
  2. The student must have held the position of a Project Director, Vice Project Director or other official appointments (such as Treasurer, Secretary, Logistics, etc.) within the projects. Students who participated actively in one or more projects without leadership and official appointments may apply to be considered for this award with a written submission of his/her roles in the project/s and a statement of why he/she deserves to be considered for the award.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. Only a single winner can be chosen; there can be no tie.
  5. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Duke-NUS Awards Selection Committee.
  6. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Keppel Land Medal and Prize

Established since 1890, Keppel Land is one of Asia's premier property companies, recognised for its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties as well as high standards of corporate governance and transparency.

Keppel Land Limited is the property arm of Keppel Corporation, one of Singapore's largest multinational groups with key businesses in offshore and marine, infrastructure, and property.

The Company is geographically diversified in Asia, with current focus on Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. It has a strategic focus on two core businesses of property development and property fund management.

Donated in 2008 with an expendable sum of S$15,000, the Keppel Land Medal and Prize is awarded to an undergraduate completing the final year studies in the Department of Real Estate.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3, a medal and prize will be awarded to a graduating student in Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme who has:
    1. obtained at least an Honours (Distinction);
    2. achieved the highest mark in the module RE3103 Real Estate Development; and
    3. obtained a minimum grade of B+ in this module.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations, as amended.

Keppel Offshore and Marine Medal and Prize

Keppel Offshore and Marine awards annually the Keppel Offshore and Marine Medal and Prize to recognise two (2) top graduating students from Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with specialisation in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) with specialization in Offshore Engineering. Each candidate shall be presented with a gold medal and cash prize of $1,250.

Award candidate is selected in the following manner:

  1. The respective Faculty/School/Department (as defined in Clauses 2 and 3, NUS Statute 3) can select a candidate from the graduating cohort, who is an outstanding student specialised in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology (Mechanical Engineering) and Offshore Engineering (Civil Engineering) respectively.
  2. The Department with the concurrence of the Board of Examiners (BoE) shall select the candidates from the graduating cohort based on cumulative average point (CAP).
  3. The awards will be endorsed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee (BoE) of the Faculty and Department.
  4. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically NUS Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation Prize in Geriatrics and General Psychiatry

Donated in 2014 by Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation, a cash prize of S$1,000 will be awarded from an expendable sum of S$22,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, a cash prize of S$1,000 will be awarded to the undergraduate medical student with the most outstanding research proposal and publication in Geriatrics and General Psychiatry.
  2. Reports must be submitted through the Dean's Office of the NUS Medicine for adjudication on or before a date to be fixed by the Office.
  3. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendations of the relevant Board of Examiners and adjudicating panel comprising:
    • Head, Department of Psychological Medicine
    • Clinical Director, Department of Psychological Medicine
    • Research or Education Director, Department of Psychological Medicine
    • Academic staff who is an expert in Geriatrics and General Psychiatry Research
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the unutilized amount will be added to the fund.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Kernial Singh Sandhu Prize

Donated in 1995 by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in memory of Kernial Singh Sandhu, former Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the prize is awarded annually to the best student in Southeast Asian Studies in the B.A. Honours Examination.

  1. The prize is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. The prize, valued at $300 will be in the form of book vouchers.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Khong Ban Tze Medal in Orthopaedic Surgery

Donated in 2002 by the World Orthopaedic Concern in memory of the late Dr Khong Ban Tze, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize will be awarded to a final year student with the best overall performance during his orthopaedic postings and who has also obtained at least a B+ grade for Surgery in the Final M.B.,B.S. Examinations.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If there is no award made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Knight Frank Medal and Prize

Established since 1940, Knight Frank Singapore has developed into one of Singapore's leading real estate consultancy firms. Knight Frank Singapore is part of the global Knight Frank network that encompasses more than 207 offices in 43 countries across six continents. Donated in 2010 with an expendable sum of S$15,000, the Knight Frank Medal and Prize is awarded to an undergraduate completing the final year studies in the Department of Real Estate.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4, a medal and prize will be awarded to a graduating student in Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme who has:
    1. obtained at least an Honours (Distinction);
    2. achieved the highest mark for RE4211 REIT Management; and
    3. obtained a minimum grade of B+ in this module.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event of a tie between two candidates, the award will be given to the student with the highest overall CAP.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations, as amended.

Koh Han Kok Book Prize

A capital sum of $3,000 was donated in 1980 by Professor Tommy T. B. Koh for the purpose of endowing the Koh Han Kok Book Prize.

  1. The prize shall be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law to the best student in Public International Law.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize shall be awarded annually from the income of the capital sum.
  3. If in any year, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, there is no candidate of sufficient merit, no award shall be made.
  4. In the event of the award not being made, the income shall be added to capital sum.
  5. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. If in any year there is, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies more than one candidate meriting the award, the prize money shall be divided equally amongst the candidates or apportioned in such manner as the Board of Undergraduate Studies thinks fit.